Author: Emily Collard

Exploring Lettering Forms Found on Campus

For Eric’s Project, I captured the different forms of lettering found on the Whiteknights Campus. I aimed to photograph a variety of sign types, ranging from older and more worn signage to new and more pristine examples. On top of this, I wanted to capture different textures and surfaces of and around the signs. I used photographic techniques such as vantage point and depth of field and exploited the light and shadows to create intriguing images. Finally, I presented my selected outcomes on PowerPoint and categorised them into small groups. For example, metal surfaces and peeling vinyl stickers.


Lettering in the Environment – TY1DP1 (PDF)


For Sara’s project, I created a series of images that capture ‘love’ in a meaningful manner. I decided to play with the idea of family and the love parents have for their child. I chose to use continuous lines to illustrate the parents with their baby. These lines link the family members together and can also represent the ‘timeline’, further playing with the idea of family love.

For the second image, I wanted to show the boy as a young child. Finally, for the third image, I portrayed the two parents standing beside each other. I wanted to capture the loss of the child, which left the parents alone with their heartbreak. I wanted to leave room for interpretation, and so my triptych can either be seen as the death of the child or as the boy had aged and moved away from his family home. On top of this, I decided to move the subjects to the left corner for my final image to help convey the emptiness they feel as a result of their loss.

To add contrast between the three images that I created, I decreased the saturation of the colour used in each.

If I were to do this project again, I would like to create more of a connection between my images to make them more of a single cohesive piece. I would also like to explore the use of animation to create a moving outcome rather than a 2D image.